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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona

Monthly Meeting of the SHNA

The next monthly meeting of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association will be held February 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Himmel Park Library. 

PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise announced, Board Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Look for minutes of recent meetings on the Minutes/Agendas page.

Sam Hughes Maps

January 22nd, 2019

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, Tucson, Arizona

The New Sam Hughes Garden Tour T-Shirt

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Item Description: Hanes Tagless T-shirt. 100% cottton, natural T-shirt with front-side green logo. One small and one large left. $10.00. Quantities are limited.  Click here to visit the T-Shirt Store.

Sam Hughes 2014 membership renewal card

2013 Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood & Home Tour

This years "Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood & Home Tour" was held on April 7th, 2013. The Sam Hughes Historic District encompasses one square mile bordered by Speedway, Broadway, Country Club and Campbell. (Map)

The popular self-guided tour featured homes, gardens, businesses and sample-serving restaurants. Unique this year were four alternative living arrangements that displayed the diversity of this mid-town neighborhood.

SHNA members were able to purchase tickets for $10 (half price). Just another benefit of being a paid-up SHNA member! See the Arizona Daily Star article called Walkable Sam Hughes on Sun 3-24-13.

2013 Annual Meeting

SHNA sends our sincere appreciation to:

Allegros  Rosatis

We thank Allegro Gelato and Rosati's Pizza for bringing gelato and pizza to the 2013 annual meeting. The gelato and pizza was enjoyed by our attendees. Visit them soon and thank them for supporting our neighborhood. Both of these eateries are part of the SHNA Deals and Discounts program. We thank them for their ongoing support.

Allegro Gelato: 446 N Campbell Ave, 520/207-1991

Rosati's Pizza: 1838 E 6th St, 520/622-2200

Thank You !!!

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Held a Garden Tour on Sunday, October 21st, 2012

The self-guided tour featured eight private residences and two public properties. It included a demonstration site for the Sam Hughes Neighborhood's "first in the nation" phenology trail. Phenology is the study of the timing of plant and animal life cycles. The garden tour's Title Sponsor, Solar Solution AZ, LLC, 520-216-7198, was available at the garden tour to answer all of your solar energy questions.

The gardens and outdoor spaces feature a variety of elements including water harvesting, solar, water feature, xeriscaping, hardscape, raised beds, a rooftop view, hummingbird garden, gazing balls, outdoor cooking areas, use of color, sculptures and other unique features.

Tickets were $10 per adult. Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Member's tickets were FREE!  

Thanks to the homeowners who have so graciously opened their gardens, sponsor Solar Solution AZ, LLC, the volunteers who have given their energy and time, Sam Hughes School Principal Janet Jordan, and the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. 

Sam Hughes Thanks Allegro Gelato

Allegro Gelato 446 N Campbell Ave # 120

Allegro Gelato

On October 11th Allegro Gelato held a fund raiser benefitting the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association. A portion of the evening's sales were donated to the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association.

Members - Allegro Gelato is a Deals and Discount Participant; members receive a discount with their "Certificate of Membership".

Allegro Gelato donated its artisan gelato made fresh with natural ingredients for the 2012 SHNA annual meeting.


September's Middle Ages/Renaissance Festival

September 28, 2012 - Friday

Sam Hughes @ Himmel – Middle Ages/Renaissance Festival

It was an evening of culture and merriment. There were 3 mini events put together to make one big event. We hope you didn't miss the fun!

  • Middle Ages Demonstration/Society for Creative Anachronism (S of Library)
  • Meet the El Rio Theatre Cast before the show (E of Amphitheater)
  • Play – The Taming of the Shrew, by W. Shakespeare (At Amphitheater)

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association, in appreciation of our members & in support of Himmel Pool, announces
"Sam Hughes Swims"

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Members swam FREE at Himmel Pool on Saturdays throughout June & July 2012.

SHNA hosted a Picnic Dinner for 2012 SHNA members June 23 and a Picnic Lunch on July 28.

Stay tuned for more special offers and benefits for SHNA members to come! To contact or join SHNA click on the appropriate button on this page.

Thank you to Bob Dobbs for providing SHNA with sandwiches at the June Picnic.

Jefferson Park Neighborhood Garden Tour

The Jefferson Park Garden Tour was held April 15,2012. Members of the Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association were admitted free upon presentation of their current "Certificate of Membership".

For more information about this event go to

You can still renew your 2012 SHNA Membership to take advantage of all the benefits of Membership. Click on the "Pay Dues" button at the top of this page to get started.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood appreciates the Jefferson Park Neighborhood Association for their work on the mini-dorm issue!


The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association would like to THANK Jovert AKA The Tucson High School Steel Drum Band and their Director Khris Dodge.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association would like to THANK the following deals and discounts participants for their participation in this year's annual event.

Allegro Gelato and Ivan Lucchina for bringing Gelato Cups.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria and Jeff Spear for bringing the Pizzas.

Bob Dobbs and Nathan Scott for bringing Sandwich Platters.

The Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association would like to THANK its members for their support.

We hope you had fun and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Karen Bellamy, Architect

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Denice Osbourne-Vice President
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520-909-6592 cell
Finding homes that move you!

Tucson Computer Dude
Al Guevara is the local Computer Repair professional in Tucson since 1998, also Remote Computer Repair. He's volunteered for the Sam Hughes Website since 2009. Call (520) 304-9066

Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors

James Head, PhD
President, Treasurer, Water Tower Committee

William Craig
Vice President, Park Tucson

Nancy DeFeo

Alicia Armet

Michael Austin

Carolyn Classen, J.D.

Jean Millen

Len Nicholson

Vytas Sakalas

John Wilder

Josephine Wilson

Neighborhood Committee Members & other Volunteers

Denice Blake
Home Tour and Himmel Park Beautification

Betty Guarraia
Home Tour and Himmel Park Beautification

Susan Peters
Himmel Park Beautification

Al Guevara
The TucsonComputerDude

2009 Website Makeover.
NextDoor, 2014.
Facebook Page, 2014, 2018.

Dustin Fitzpatrick
Historic Designation